Erykah Badu and the Black Bikes Matter movement!

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As a performance artist, Badu has created work that makes people feel uncomfortable, which is intentional. “Usually an uncomfortable position causes you to move.” Whether the viewer moves one way or another is not of concern, just the act in itself. “The purpose of art is to create dialogue. It doesn’t matter what kind. If it inspires someone to do a piece, if it makes someone angry, if it creates some kind of movement. You know it doesn’t matter to me, people can feel however they want to feel but no one has the right to censor art or what someone deems art and I just hope that it creates some type of dialogue”.

In regards to her piece, Badu strives to continue the dialogue that has been created by the BLM movement. Where that dialogue goes is up to those who have it. “I’m an observer and what I observe is there’s a balance to everything and at some point the wobble has to be balanced…I don’t know if it will happen any time soon [but] I like for things to happen as they should, however they pan out”

Regardless of where conversations goes, you can be sure that “uncomfortable” work of Badu will keep it going.

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Ty and Los Angeles!

Tillie Anderson…Champion of the World!

Love this photo…

kinda scares me a little.

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If you work or own a bike shop! Please read!

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Today a friend brought in some new Shimano XTR brakes that he apparently bought online for $145.00 a unit, each from Arts Cyclery, an online business. No sales tax, and free freight. My cost is $155 from the only US Shimano distributor.

I have been in the bicycle business for 36 years and it looks like it’s over. I can not seem to gather much support from dealers to fight for change. Shimano has control. Their sales were recently reported to be up 14% while bicycle dealers are down 25% and dropping.

I sent two emails to the two top guys at Shimano USA, before I received a response. Their response was to say that there is nothing on the horizon to fix this problem. He said several times during the conversation that he had nothing to say that will make me feel better. He just listened and apologized.

Continue reading…HERE!

It’s time we take a stand! Thanks for sharing this Drew Johnson, owner of World Famous City Cycle!